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[Quote No.51661] Need Area: Mind > Focus
"You cannot eat a cluster of grapes at once, but it is very easy if you eat them one by one." - Popular Haitian saying.

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[Quote No.51790] Need Area: Mind > Focus
"The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones [and 'A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step']." - William Faulkner
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[Quote No.51800] Need Area: Mind > Focus
"Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared." - Eddie Rickenbacker

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[Quote No.51850] Need Area: Mind > Focus
"The first step to living the life you want is leaving the life you don't want. Taking that first step forward is always the hardest. But then each step forward gets easier and easier. And each step forward gets you closer and closer. Until eventually, what had once been invisible, starts to be visible. And what had once felt impossible, starts to feel possible." - Karen Salmansohn

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[Quote No.51868] Need Area: Mind > Focus
"Procrastination is the thief of time. " - Edward Young

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[Quote No.51959] Need Area: Mind > Focus
"Mile by mile it's a trial; yard by yard it's hard; but inch by inch it's a cinch." - Saying

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[Quote No.52166] Need Area: Mind > Focus
"Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness [action, persistence and success] in our lives: where we focus our attention." - Greg Anderson
US basketball player, NBA forward/center for San Antonio Spurs and Atlanta Hawks
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[Quote No.52263] Need Area: Mind > Focus
"[A story - with a message about the power of focusing your imagination, thoughts, energy and action.] - Focus Your Thinking - On a clear, bright sunny day take powerful magnifying glass and a stack of newspapers and go outside for an experiment. Hold the magnifying glass over a pile of crumpled pages. Even though you are magnifying the power of the sun's rays through the glass lens, you will never start a fire - if you keep moving the glass. But if you hold the magnifying glass still, allowing it to focus the rays in a concentrated beam of sun energy, you harness the power of the sun and multiply it through the lens - starting a fire. Focusing also works with your power of thought! Try it and ignite your wandering ideas." - Fr. Brian Cavanaugh, TOR
Fr. Brian Cavanaugh, TOR (Third Order Franciscan). He has authored a number of books including the excellent 'More Sower's Seeds', where this story is found.
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[Quote No.52271] Need Area: Mind > Focus
"[A story - with a message about self-control and self-discipline through focus, distraction and moving on.] - On the Muddy Road - Tanzan and Ekido were once traveling together down a muddy road. A heavy rain was falling. As they came around a bend, they met a lovely girl in a silk kimono and sash, unable to cross at an intersection. ‘Come on, girl,’ said Tanzan at once. Lifting her in his arms, he carried her over the mud. Ekido did not speak until that night when they reached a lodging temple. The he could no longer restrain himself. ‘We monks don't go near females,’ he told Tanzan, ‘especially not young and lovely ones. It is dangerous. Why did you do that?’ ‘I left the girl there,’ said Tanzan. ‘Are you still carrying her?’" - Unknown

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[Quote No.52295] Need Area: Mind > Focus
"You Become What You Think About [imagine and focus persistently on]: One of the most important and valuable concepts about our mind and thoughts is that you become what you think about. This idea has the potential to be highly empowering. It means that by gaining greater mastery over your thoughts, you gain greater mastery over your life. It means that by mastering your thoughts, you will be able to make and reach important goals. -- When you consistently think about being happy and joyful in your life, you will become happier and more joyful. -- When you consistently think about being kinder and more compassionate, you will become kinder and more compassionate. -- When you consistently think about being more confident and courageous, you will become more confident and courageous. -- When you consistently think about being calm and serene, you will become calmer and more serene. -- When you consistently think about being more patient and persistent, you will become more patient and persistent. -- When you consistently think about your most important goals in life and what you need to do to reach them, you will find yourself accomplishing and achieving more." - Rabbi Zelig Pliskin
From his book, 'Conversations With Yourself', P.23.
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[Quote No.52313] Need Area: Mind > Focus
"The more you leave out, the more you highlight what you leave in. " - Henry Green
(1905 - 1973), Henry Green was the pseudonym of Henry Vincent Yorke. He was not widely read, but his contemporaries like W.H. Auden and Eudora Welty admired him enormously. The Paris Review called him a 'writer's writer's writer.'
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[Quote No.52338] Need Area: Mind > Focus
"People think focus means saying yes to the thing you've got to focus on. But that's not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully." - Steve Jobs
Co-founder of Apple computers
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[Quote No.52339] Need Area: Mind > Focus
"I'm convinced that one of the top reasons that keeps people from getting what they want is lack of focus. People who focus on what they want to achieve, prosper. Those who don't, struggle." - Harvey Mackay

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[Quote No.52340] Need Area: Mind > Focus
"I never hit a shot, not even in practice, without having a very sharp in-focus picture of it in my head." - Jack Nicklaus
Champion golfer
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[Quote No.52345] Need Area: Mind > Focus
"The art of living consists of knowing what to pay attention to [focus on], and what to ignore!" - Dr. Mardy Grothe

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[Quote No.52495] Need Area: Mind > Focus
"To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work." - Mary Oliver
from 'Yes! No!'
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[Quote No.52528] Need Area: Mind > Focus
"[Poem: about taking a risk.]

'Risk'

And then the day came,
when the risk
to remain tight
in a bud
was more painful
than the risk
it took
to blossom.

" - Anais Nin

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[Quote No.52543] Need Area: Mind > Focus
"Our culture reasons that because we fell there is not enough time, we should increase our pace, multitask, and fit more into our already overbooked days. But even though it is counterintuitive to popular wisdom, perhaps the more effective response to the limits of time is to [focus by priority and] live more fully in the moment, to savor it and expand it!" - Carrie Newcomer
'A Permeable Life: Poems & Essays'
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[Quote No.52627] Need Area: Mind > Focus
"Life is but thought!" - Sara Teasdale
Poet
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[Quote No.52656] Need Area: Mind > Focus
"[Poem: about the power of focused imagination!]

'The Secret of the Ages'

You can do as much as you think you can,
But you'll never accomplish more;
If you're afraid of yourself, young man,
There's little for you in store.
For failure comes from the inside first,
It's there, if we only knew it,
And you can win, though you face the worst,
If you feel that you're going to do it.

" - Edgar Albert Guest
(1881 - 1959) American author and poet. Excerpt from book, 'The Secret of the Ages' (1926). This is like the Henry Ford quote, 'Whether you believe you can or believe you can't, you're right.'
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[Quote No.52678] Need Area: Mind > Focus
"[Poem: about temptation, will-power, self-discipline, habit and character in particular if focused, persistent and consistent imagination is useful to get yourself to do what imagining, then the opposite - distraction from what don't want to do and focusing on something else - is the way to not do something, as in the old truism, 'out of sight, out of mind'.]

'On Quitting'

How much grit do you think you’ve got?
Can you quit a thing that you like a lot?
You may talk of pluck; it’s an easy word,
And where’er you go it is often heard;
But can you tell to a jot or guess
Just how much courage you now possess?

You may stand to trouble and keep your grin,
But have you tackled self-discipline?
Have you ever issued commands to you
To quit the things that you like to do,
And then, when tempted and sorely swayed,
Those rigid orders have you obeyed?

Don’t boast of your grit till you’ve tried it out,
Nor prate to men of your courage stout,
For it’s easy enough to retain a grin
In the face of a fight there’s a chance to win,
But the sort of grit that is good to own
Is the stuff you need when you’re all alone.

How much grit do you think you’ve got?
Can you turn from joys that you like a lot?
Have you ever tested yourself to know
How far with yourself your will can go?
If you want to know if you have grit,
Just pick out a joy that you like, and quit.

It’s bully sport and it’s open fight;
It will keep you busy both day and night;
For the toughest kind of a game you’ll find
Is to make your body obey your mind.
And you never will know what is meant by grit
Unless there’s something you’ve tried to quit

" - Edgar Albert Guest

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[Quote No.52691] Need Area: Mind > Focus
"[Poem:-]

'Punctuality'

Man naturally loves delay,
And to procrastinate;
Business put off from day to day
Is always done too late.

Let every hour be in its place
Firm fixed, nor loosely shift,
And well enjoy the vacant space,
As though a birthday gift.

And when the hour arrives, be there,
Where'er that ‘there’ may be;
Uncleanly hands or ruffled hair
Let no one ever see.

If dinner at ‘half-past’ be placed,
At ‘half-past’ then be dressed.
If at a ‘quarter-past’ make haste
To be down with the rest.

Better to be before your time,
Than e'er to be behind;
To open the door while strikes the chime,
That shows a punctual mind.

Moral:

Let punctuality and care
Seize every flitting hour,
So shalt thou cull a floweret fair,
E'en from a fading flower.

" - Lewis Carroll
(1833 - 1898), the pseudonym of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, prominent mathematician and logician and author of 'Alice in Wonderland'.
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[Quote No.52800] Need Area: Mind > Focus
"[Poem: about the praiseworthy virtue of self-discipline from focusing your imagination on a clear image of what it is you want to do, be, etc and distracting your mind from imagining what you don't want.]

'Worth While'

It is easy enough to be pleasant,
When life flows by like a song,
But the man worth while is one who will smile,
When everything goes dead wrong.

For the test of the heart is trouble,
And it always comes with the years,
And the smile that is worth the praises of earth
Is the smile that shines through tears.

It is easy enough to be prudent,
When nothing tempts you to stray,
When without or within no voice of sin
Is luring your soul away;

But it's only a negative virtue
Until it is tried by fire,
And the life that is worth the honor on earth
Is the one that resists desire.

By the cynic, the sad, the fallen,
Who had no strength for the strife,
The world's highway is cumbered today;
They make up the sum of life.

But the virtue that conquers passion,
And the sorrow that hides in a smile,
It is these that are worth the homage on earth
For we find them but once in a while.

" - Ella Wheeler Wilcox
(1850 - 1919) American poet.
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[Quote No.52836] Need Area: Mind > Focus
"The power of concentration is one of the most valuable of intellectual attainments." - Horace Mann

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[Quote No.52837] Need Area: Mind > Focus
"To be great, concentrate!" - Orison Swett Marden
From his book, 'How To Succeed OR Stepping-Stones to Fame and Fortune', 1896.
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[Quote No.52844] Need Area: Mind > Focus
"People do not lack strength they lack will." - Victor Hugo

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[Quote No.52871] Need Area: Mind > Focus
"Great is the art of beginning [using focus only on each baby step want to do next], but greater is the art of ending [keeping up that focus on each baby step and then the next constantly and persistently and refocusing immediately when distracted from what want to do next]." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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[Quote No.52921] Need Area: Mind > Focus
"[Poem: about will-power, self-discipline and focused imagination]

'Will'

You will be what you will to be;
Let failure find its false content
In that poor word 'environment,'
But spirit scorns it, and is free.

It masters time, it conquers space,
It cows that boastful trickster Chance,
And bids the tyrant Circumstance
Uncrown and fill a servant's place.

The human Will, that force unseen,
The offspring of a deathless Soul,
Can hew the way to any goal,
Though walls of granite intervene.

Be not impatient in delay,
But wait as one who understands;
When spirit rises and commands,
The gods are ready to obey.

The river seeking for the sea
Confronts the dam and precipice,
Yet knows it cannot fail or miss;
You will be what you will to be!

" - Ella Wheeler Wilcox
(1850-1919)
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[Quote No.52926] Need Area: Mind > Focus
"[Poem:- about if you want something 'do it now', 'carpe diem' (seize the moment), make the most of the present moment and don't procrastinate and let time - as the metaphor water - get past you.]

'The Lesson of the Water-Mill'

Listen to the water-mill
Through the livelong day,
How the clicking of its wheel
Wears the hours away!
Languidly the autumn wind,
stirs the forest leaves,
From the field the reapers sing,
Binding up their sheaves;
And the proverb haunts my mind
As a spell is cast -
‘The mill cannot grind
With the water that has past.’
Autumn winds revive no more
Leaves that once are shed,
And the sickle cannot reap
Corn once gathered;
Flows the ruffled streamlet on,
Tranquil, deep, and still;
Never gliding back again
To the water-mill
Truly speaks the proverb old
With meaning vast -
‘The mill cannot grind
With the water that has past.’
Take the lesson to thyself,
True and loving heart;
Golden youth is fleeting by,
Summer hours depart;
Learn to make the most of life,
Lose no happy day;
Time will never bring thee back
Chances swept away!
Leave no tender word unsaid
Love while love shall last -
‘The mill cannot grind
With the water that has past.’
Work while yet the daylight shines,
Man of strength and will!
Never does the streamlet glide
Useless by the mill;
Wait not till to-morrrow’s sun
Beams upon thy way
All that thou canst call thine own
Lies in thy ‘To-day’‘
Power, intellect and health
May not always last –
‘The mill cannot grind
With the water that has past.’
Oh, the wasted hours of life
That have drifted by!
Oh, the good that might have been -
Lost, without a sigh!
Love that we once have saved
By a single word,
Thoughts conceived, but never penned,
Perishing unheard; -
Take the proverb to thine heart,
Take, and hold it fast -
‘The mill cannot grind
With the water that has past.’

" - Sarah Doudney
(1841-1926) English novelist and poet, best known as a children's writer and hymn-writer. She wrote this poem when she was 15 years old.
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[Quote No.52939] Need Area: Mind > Focus
"[Poem: about the value of facing what you fear]

'The Dreaded Task'

I found the task that I had dreaded so
Was not so difficult when once begun;
It was the dread itself that was the foe,
And dread once conquered means a victory won.

" - Margaret E. Bruner

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[Quote No.52950] Need Area: Mind > Focus
"The faculty of [focused] imagination is both the rudder and the bridle of the senses. " - Leonardo da Vinci

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[Quote No.52987] Need Area: Mind > Focus
"[Poem: about making the most of the present moment; do it now, 'carpe diem' (seize the moment).]

'Love, Time, And Will'

...

Learn time's great value; to this mandate bow,
The hour of opportunity is Now,
And from thy will, as from a well-strung bow,
Let the swift arrows of thy wishes go.
Though sent into the distance and the dark,
The dawn shall prove thy arrows hit the mark.

" - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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[Quote No.53047] Need Area: Mind > Focus
"[Poem: about the importance and power of focus and concentration rather than multi-tasking]

'One Thing At A Time'

Work while you work,
Play while you play;
That is the way
To be cheerful and gay.

All that you do,
Do with your might;
Things done by halves
Are never done right.

One thing each time,
And that done well,
Is a very good rule,
As many can tell.

Moments are useless
Trifled away;
So work while you work,
And play while you play.

" - M. A. Stodart

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[Quote No.53071] Need Area: Mind > Focus
"[Poem: about making the most of today]

'Salutation to the Dawn'

Look to this day!
For it is life, the very life of life.
In its brief course
Lie all the verities and realities of your existence:
The bliss of growth;
The glory of action;
The splendor of achievement;
For yesterday is but a dream,
And tomorrow is only a vision;
But today, well lived, makes every yesterday
a dream of happiness,
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.

" - Kalidasa
(born in the 4th century AD - died in the 5th century AD), his name means 'servant of Kali'. He was a Sanskrit poet and dramatist who lived in India and is widely regarded as the greatest poet and dramatist in the Sanskrit language.
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[Quote No.53138] Need Area: Mind > Focus
"[Poem:- about planning and then acting in order to create what you have imagined for the future]

'There's Nothing Wrong With Dreaming'

There's nothing wrong with dreaming,
It's something we all should do
But success comes to those who work,
To make their dreams come true.

" - Unknown

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[Quote No.53199] Need Area: Mind > Focus
"[Poem: about creating a delay and a distraction between an annoyance and our angry reaction in order to regain desired focus, self-control, self-discipline and calm, thoughtful choice to find a peaceful, wise reaction. Perhaps think of ten of your favourite things you like from the need areas or two from each of the senses, etc.]

'Count Ten'

What shall we count to cool our angry pride?
Ten chilly digits standing in a line?
Oh, wiser far to count ten circling stars
That lean upon blue space: they will decline
To lend themselves to bitterness or pain.
Or we might count ten muted leaves that fall
Bearing a freight of somber autumn rain -
Ten leaves that fall, one here, one distantly,
In leisurely submission to the ground.
Or ten flecked pebbles lying in a pool
So hushed by dawn that the air holds no sound
Of water-motion. Or count ten mortal men
Who have come forth by the red gate of birth
To meet the wind . . . to learn the tang of laughter . . .
To wonder . . . and return into the earth.
For having counted, slowly we can lift
Our eyes to look on him who has offended,
Saying, 'How large and strange this life we live . . .
Was I enraged with you? . . . Well, that is ended . . .'

" - Bonaro W. Overstreet
(circa 1903 - 1985), Bonaro Wilkinson Overstreet, American author, poet and psychologist. For more than three decades, Mrs. Overstreet and her husband, Harry A. Overstreet, lectured widely on adult education, mental health, social psychology and political philosophy. Outspoken defenders of civil liberties and academic freedom, they co-wrote many books, including 'The Mind Alive,' and 'Leaders for Adult Education,'. Mrs. Overstreet, wrote several volumes of poetry, and wrote such inspirational books as 'Courage for Crisis' and 'How to Stay Alive All of Your Life.' [refer http://www.nytimes.com/1985/09/11/arts/bonaro-w-overstreet-author-is-dead-at-82.html ]
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[Quote No.53223] Need Area: Mind > Focus
"[Poem: about the benefits of finding enjoyment - for example initiative, motivation and persistence - in what you have to do as well as what you do to relax]

'Discovery'

I wished to shirk my task one day:
I much preferred some pleasant play.
But when the work I'd once begun,
'Twas full of interest, joy and fun.

The dust removed from off my books
Brought happy thoughts and cheerful looks.
Weeds, in the garden, put to rout,
Made beauty blossom round about.

Why use my time and strength and skill
In hard-wrought play, to serve me ill?
Why from sure pleasure should I shirk,
Since there is play in pleasant work?

" - Benjamin Keech

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[Quote No.53251] Need Area: Mind > Focus
"[Poem: about changing what you are focusing on and looking for and therefore what you are sensitive to and so naturally notice within your environment and in what you experience each day. Then you can note each beautiful thing at the time and perhaps even include it each night in a diary after noted other things that day such as perhaps three things you are grateful for and three things you are satisfied with and three things you are looking forward to]

'Beauty Each Day'

I shall find beauty in this day,
Perhaps I'll see (Oh, rare delight!)
blue columbines, like butterflies in flight,
or daisies starring all the meadow white;
I cannot say.

I shall find beauty. This alone I know.
It may be framed within the dawn-lit skies,
or lurking in true friendship's tender eyes,
or set within some precious words and wise,
or in the sunset's glow.

I shall find beauty in such little things.
Perhaps I'll see, on some drab, dusty street,
ill-shod, but carefree, twinkling, rhythmic feet
responding to a barrel-organ's beat,
while laughter gaily rings.

I shall find beauty ere the set of sun.
It may not flow from flowers that brightly gleam,
nor from a rose-winged, fairy-nurtured dream,
nor from the moonbeams on a silver stream -
merely from Duty done.

" - Wilhelmina Stitch
(1888-1936) Wilhelmina Stich is the pseudonym of Ruth Jacobs Cohen Collie. She was a writer, lecturer and poet - called 'The Poem A Day Lady'. Born at Cambridgeshire, England in 1888, daughter of I. W. Jacobs, she married E. Arakie Cohen while he was visiting England and returned with him to Winnipeg, the capital and largest city of the province of Manitoba, Canada. They had one son, Ralph. After her husband’s death in 1919, she was forced to seek employment to support herself and her son. Her friends encouraged her to submit her writing for publication, which led to a successful career as a writer which continued to the time of her death. Writing under the pen names 'Sheila Rand' or 'Wilhelmina Stitch', she had poetry and stories published in the Winnipeg Tribune and the Winnipeg Telegram. In time, she became, in the words an obituary, 'one of the best-known women writers in the British Empire'. She later remarried to Scottish physician Frank K. Collie and moved with him to London, England where she died on 6 March 1936. [refer http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/people/collie_rjc.shtml and http://content.lib.sfu.ca/cdm/ref/collection/ceww/id/254 ]
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[Quote No.53356] Need Area: Mind > Focus
"[Poem: about the value of staying in control of your imagination and therefore your thoughts and emotions so you don't get angry and upset and then act and speak irrationally or impetuously]

'Keep Your Temper'

It never did, and never will,
Put things in better fashion,
Though rough the road, and steep the bill,
To fly into a passion.

And never yet did fume or fret
Mend any broken bubble;
The direst evil, bravely met,
Is but a conquered trouble.

Our trials -- did we only know --
Are often what we make them;
And molehills into mountains grow,
Just by the way we take them.

Who keeps his temper, calm and cool,
Will find his wits in season;
But rage is weak, a foaming fool,
With neither strength nor reason.

And if a thing be hard to bear
When nerve and brain are steady,
If fiery passions rave and tear,
It finds us maimed already.

Who yields to anger conquered lies --
A captive none can pity;
Who rules his spirit, greater is
Than he who takes a city.

A hero he, though drums are mute,
And no gay banners flaunted;
He treads his passions under foot,
And meets the world undaunted.

Oh, then, to bravely do our best,
Howe'er the winds are blowing;
And meekly leave to God tine rest,
Is wisdom worth the knowing!

" - Ellen P. Allerton
(1835 – 1893), American poet whose inspiration probably came from her life on farms in rural New York, Wisconsin, and Kansas.
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[Quote No.53399] Need Area: Mind > Focus
"[Poem: about the importance of little things, as all things, from doing what needs to be done now to getting side-tracked, progress 'baby step by baby step']

'Little Things'

Little drops of water,
Little grains of sand,
Make the mighty ocean
And the pleasant land.

So the little moments,
Humble though they be,
Make the mighty ages
Of Eternity.

So the little errors
Lead the soul away
From the paths of virtue
Far in sin to stray.

Little deeds of kindness,
Little words of love,
Help to make earth happy
Like the Heaven above.

" - Julia Abigail Fletcher Carney
(1823 - 1908), born Julia Fletcher, she was an American educator and poet.
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[Quote No.53448] Need Area: Mind > Focus
"[Poem: about the fear of death, worry and pessimism. It also demonstrates the captain misusing the ideas of focus, persistence and comparison to create negatives and so make himself and others unhappy rather than the way that the first mate uses them to create positives and make himself and others happy]

'The Worried Skipper'

’I hates to think of dyin',’ says the skipper to the mate;
‘Starvation, shipwrecks, heart disease, I loathe to contemplate.
I hates to think of vanities And all the crimes they lead to.’
‘Then,’ says the mate,
With looks sedate,
‘Ye doesn't really need to.’

‘It fills me breast with sorrer,’ says the skipper with a sigh,
‘To conjer up the happy days what careless has slipped by.
I hates to contemplate the day I ups and left me Mary.’
‘Then,’ says the mate,
‘Why contemplate,
If it ain't necessary?’

‘Suppose that this here vessel,’ says the skipper with a groan,
‘Should lose 'er bearin's, run away, and hump upon a stone.
Suppose she'd shiver and go down, when save ourselves we couldn't.’
The mate replies,
‘Oh, blow me eyes!
Suppose ag'in, she shouldn't?’

‘The chances is agin' us,’ says the skipper in dismay;
‘If fate don't kill us out and out, it gits us all some day.
So many perish of old age, the death rate must be fearful.’
‘Well,’ says the mate
‘At any rate,
we might as well die cheerful.’

‘I read in them statistic books,’ the nervous skipper cries,
‘That every minute by the clock some feller up and dies;
I wonder what disease they gits that kills in such a hurry.’
The mate he winks
and says ‘I thinks
they mostly dies of worry.’

‘Of certain things,’ the skipper sighs, ‘me conscience won't be rid,
And all the wicked things I done I sure should not have did.
The wrinkles on me inmost soul compel me oft to shiver.’
‘Yer soul's first rate,’
Observes the mate,
‘The trouble's with yer liver.’

" - Wallace Irwin
(1875 – 1959) American writer.
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[Quote No.53567] Need Area: Mind > Focus
"[Poem: about the need to focus in order to achieve and succeed]

'Concentration'

The age is too diffusive. Time and Force
Are frittered out and bring no satisfaction.
The way seems lost to straight determined action.
Like shooting stars that zig-zag from their course
We wander from our orbit's pathway; spoil
The role we're fitted for, to fail in twenty.
Bring empty measures, that were shaped for plenty,
At last as guerdon for a life of toil.
There's lack of greatness in this generation
Because no more man centres on one thought.
We know this truth, and yet we heed it not:
The secret of success is Concentration.

" - Ella Wheeler Wilcox
(1850 - 1919) American poet. Source: 'Poems of Sentiment', 1911.
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[Quote No.53590] Need Area: Mind > Focus
"A man is but the product of his thoughts, what he thinks, he becomes!" - Mahatma Gandhi

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[Quote No.53629] Need Area: Mind > Focus
"Pitiful is the one who, fearing failure, makes no beginning." - Hindu Saying

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[Quote No.53635] Need Area: Mind > Focus
"The secret to getting ahead is getting started." - Mark Twain

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[Quote No.53641] Need Area: Mind > Focus
"Seize the day. Put no trust in the morrow." - Horace

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[Quote No.53650] Need Area: Mind > Focus
"Wisdom is knowing what to do next. Virtue is doing it!" - Joseph Collins

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[Quote No.53659] Need Area: Mind > Focus
"The first law of success in this day, when so many things are clamoring for attention, is concentration - to bend all the energies to one point, and to go directly to that point, looking neither to the right nor to the left." - William Matthews

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[Quote No.53666] Need Area: Mind > Focus
"...I have always believed that the successful man has the hardest battle with himself rather than with the other fellow. To [focus and] bring one's self to a frame of mind and to the proper energy to accomplish things that require plain hard work continuously is the one big battle that everyone has. When this battle is won for all time, then everything is easy." - Thomas Buckner

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[Quote No.53682] Need Area: Mind > Focus
"There is only one day left, always starting over: it is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk." - Jean-Paul Sartre
(1905 - 1980)
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